SURGICAL LIGATION OF A PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS: REPORT OF FIRST SUCCESSFUL CASE

@article{Gross1939SURGICALLO,
  title={SURGICAL LIGATION OF A PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS: REPORT OF FIRST SUCCESSFUL CASE},
  author={Robert E. Gross and John P. Hubbard},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1939},
  volume={112},
  pages={1201-1202}
}
The continued patency of a ductus arteriosus for more than the first few years of life has long been known to be a potential source of danger to a patient for two reasons: First, the additional work of the left ventricle in maintaining the peripheral blood pressure in the presence of a large arteriovenous communication may lead eventually to cardiac decompensation of severe degree. Second, the presence of a patent ductus arteriosus makes the possessor peculiarly subject to fatal bacterial… 

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